The Idea behind Project Startup is to help create Startups and in the process learn about starting and running a company through the sharing and exchange of skills.
Just as with the London Skills Exchange, we aim to bring together talented people who can mutually benefit from each other's experience.
Skills(or but I'm not a developer and I don't necessarily want to be):
You don't have to be!! An App is not a business, it's merely a product. There's a lot of skills required beyond programming and this group is profession-agnostic. We hope that there will be a large representation from London's tech community, but it certainly it's not limited to this. We invite people from all walks of life, e.g. chefs who need marketing advice, programmers who need a design eye, artists who need website help, designers who need some programming advice, programmers who need some business advice, founders in search of a co-founder, wannabe marathon-runners looking for training tips, and so on.
It's a business,
it's a charity,
Some of the MeetUps will be purely be about learning, seminars, trade events etc., some will be networking and some will be actually working on part of the project. You can pick and choose what you want from the group. Help in whatever way you can, and you will get help back. Grab your friends and help out for just an evening. For a lot of people this really can make a difference.